Article in the BMJ reporting on Satendra Singh's work in India to further plans for curriculum reform that could help both patients and doctors with disabilities.
Written by Priti Salian
Satendra Singh, 42, cannot remember walking unaided. After contracting polio at nine months old, he spent a lot of his childhood in hospitals and getting fittings for leg braces.
He remembers always being late for classes as a medical student. “It used to take me 20 extra minutes to walk across the corridors and climb a flight of stairs,” Singh, who now teaches physiology at the University College of Medical Sciences (UCMS) and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, in New Delhi, told The BMJ. “Back then, I had no idea about my right to accessibility as a person with a disability,” says Singh.
But when his application for a teaching job at a medical school was rejected by a government organisation, something snapped.......